Samsung Announces SSD X5, A NVMe-Based Thunderbolt 3 Drive With 2800MB/s Read Speed

    Samsung has introduced a new NVme based solid state drive (SSD) with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity – SSD X5. Ideal for computing and video professionals, with this you can back up a 20GB 4K Ultra HD video in around 12 seconds.

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    Samsung SSD X5: Fast Becomes Faster!

    The X5 is entirely made of metal with a non-slip pad on the bottom and a gloss-finished across most of its surfaces. This designed so that it can tackle shock for up to two-meter drops, and thermally protected against overheating. Furthermore, it includes AES 256-bit hardware encryption and optional password protection with its Portable SSD Software.

    SSD X5

    The company promises that X5 reads up to 2800 Megabytes per second, and write speeds of 2300 Megabytes per second. That’s 5 times faster than SATA-based portable SSDs, and over 25 times faster than typical external hard drives. Which also means that you could expect a 100GB video rendering project to go from 35 minutes of transfer time to under 2 minutes.

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    To achieve these speeds, you’ll need to have a PC or Mac with a Thunderbolt 3 port, which looks just like a standard USB-C port but commonly has a lightning bolt icon to indicate its faster capabilities.

    Well, it with that speed and features, no wonder it will expensive –  500GB version will initially sell for $400 (~Rs 28,118), with 1TB at $700 (~Rs 49,206), and 2TB at $1,400(~Rs 98,413). It will be available for purchase starting September 3.



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